• Tour Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days
  • Travel Destinations: Chandigarh Amritsar Dharamshala Manali Leh Kargil Kashmir

Itinerary

Day 01 Chandigarh

Arrive Chandigarh Railway Station. On arrival meet and greet by our representative who will take you to the hotel. Start your city tour with Rock Garden which is made of industrial and urban waste. Then visit Rose Garden which is Asia's largest garden.Then visit Sukhna Lake that lies in the foothills of shivalik range. In the evening enjoy shopping. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Amritsar.

Day 02 – CHANDIGARH – AMRITSAR (230 kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Amritsar. Check in hotel. Evening visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 - Amritsar - Dharamsala

After breakfast, Start your city tour visit to The Golden Temple - founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. It is here that people from all over the world come to pay their reverence to The Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification. After that visit Jallianwala Bagh, Museum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Afternoon drive to Dharamsala On arrival in this Himalayan hill resort that is the abode of Dalai Lama, check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure. We suggest you enjoy a walk along the mall road. Overnight stay at hotel in Dharamsala.

Day 04 - Dharamsala – Manali (230kms/7 hrs)

After early breakfast at the hotel we take you to Dalai Lama Monastery and Bhagsu Nag Temple, then We visit Norbulingka Institute which is perhaps one of its best in the world. Proceed to Manali by road. Arrival at Manali and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Manali.

Day 05 - Manali - Keylong (101km)

After breakfast drive to keylong. We also visit Dashohar Lake and Beas Kund and drive past the green meadow at Keylong (3348 m). Arrive at keylong, overnight stay at hotel in Keylong.

Day 06 - Keylong - Sarchu (230km)

After breakfast we leave for Sarchu on the border between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. you can see the nomadic Gaddi people and an army outpost here. On the way we stop at Barchala Pass (4891 m). At Barchala, which means "a pass with cross roads," the roads from Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti intersect. Stay overnight at tents in Sarchu.

Day 07 - Sarchu-Leh

After Breakfast we leave for leh. On the way we halt for lunch at Lachluang La (5079 m). We arrive at Leh in the evening on arrival in Leh you will meet by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay in Leh.

Day 08 - Leh-Khardongla pass-Leh (85 kms)

After Breakfast at Hotel , we take you for Day excursion to Khardongla passes which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 09 - Local Sightseeing - Leh

After breakfast full day visit to Samker Gompa & Leh Bazaar, Leh Monastry, Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Samker Gompa is little up in the valley, 3 Kms from Leh Town, which is open to visitors in the morning and evening only. The Gompa belongs to Yellow Sect & was founded in 18th Century. The Gompa is the seat of the Head Lama of Ladakh & founder of yellow sect, Tson-Kha-Pa. After Sanker, visit Leh Temple & Walk back or Drive to Leh Bazaar. Overnight in Hotel in Leh.

Day 10 - Leh - Hemis /Shey /Thiksey

After breakfast at hotel visit monasteries of Hemis, Thiksey & Shey:-
Shey - it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their real home. The importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh's heartland - is attested by the enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road.

Hemis Thiksey - is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings.

Hemis - which is dedicated to Padmasambhava, what a visitor can observes a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly colored brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

Day 11 - Leh - Uley/Alchi

After Breakfast drive to Alchi, en-route visit Basgo fort, Spituk Monastry. Basgo Fort one of the top 100 endangered World Heritage sites and comprising of a 500 year old citadel and a 400 year old mud brick Gompa. Spituk monastery standing on a conical hill with three chapels was founded in the 11th century but the buildings in a series of tiers with courtyards and steps date from the 15th century. The Yellow-Hat Gelukpa monks created the precedent in Ladakh of building on mountain-tops rather than valley floors. You can have a good view of the countryside around. Overnight stay at Camp/Tent in Alchi/Uley.

Day 12 - Uley/Alchi: - Leh

Early morning, proceed to visit Rizong Monastery. It has a monastery and a nunnery, which accommodates lady monks or Nuns locally called as "Chomos". After visiting Rizong Monestry drive towards Leh en-route visiting Likir Monastery. Likir was built during the reign of Lachen Gyalpo who installed 600 monks here, headed by Lhawang Chosje. The Gompas was invested with a collection of fine images, Tangkhas and murals to vie with those at Alchi. The present buildings date mainly from the 18th century since the original were destroyed by fire. Likir was converted to the Gelupa sect in the 15th century. The head lama, the younger brother of the Dalai Lama, has his apartments here, which were extended in the mid 1990s. Before arriving into Leh, visit to Phyang Monastery, this is 17 Kms from Leh, built by Tashi Namgyal in 16th century A.D. and belongs to the Red Cap Sect of Buddhists. check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

Day 13 - Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh - 290 Kms

Leave early morning at 5am to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While Ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic, lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wid and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Night stay at hotel in Leh.

Day 14 -Leh - Kargil

After breakfast check-out and drive to Kargil. On arrival in Kargil check-in at the hotel.Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 - Kargil - Srinagar (Via Sonmarg)

Morning after breakfast drive to Srinagar via Sonmarg. On the way You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. On arrival at Srinagar check in the Deluxe Houseboat. Welcome drink on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the houseboat.

Day 16 - Srinagar

After breakfast we will take you to the full day sightseeing of Srinagar, visit the Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat Garden (The Garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). In the afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight in the houseboat.

Day 17 - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar 112 Kms

After breakfast full day excursion of Gulmarg - the most beautiful summer resort in the Kashmir valley. It is famous for its highest golf course and skiing in winters. You can enjoy a pony ride and Gondola ride (cable car) to Khilanmarg (at your own cost). Return in the evening to the houseboat. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 18 - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar

After Breakfast full day excursion of Pahalgam .En-route visit Saffron fields. Drive through the green pine forest and along the Lidder River. Enjoy local sightseeing of Pahalgam.Overnight Pahalgam.

Day 19 - Departure

After breakfast the day is at your leisure till we transfer you to the Airport for your onward/Return Journey.